Ratings: Syfy’s “Krypton” Endures Another Decline

The streak of ratings declined for Syfy’s new drama series.

Krypton | Steffan Hill/Syfy

For the fifth consecutive week, Syfy’s “Krypton” endured week-over-week declines in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s episode drew a 0.17 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 597,000 overall viewers.

The numbers trail the 0.22 rating and 725,000 viewer mark garnered by the previous installment.

Wednesday’s episode marked the sixth installment of “Krypton,” which premiered on March 21. That premiere drew a 0.42 rating and 1.32 million viewer mark, which means this week’s episode less than half the initial audience.

While “Krypton” is not at all a bad performer by Syfy standards, its numbers certainly do not befit the pre-premiere hype and promotion. They certainly do not establish “Krypton” as a major hit.

As viewers increasingly turn to DVR and streaming and networks increasingly look beyond live+same-day ratings when renewing series, there is nonetheless no way to meaningfully assess its renewal prospects.

“Krypton” may not be living up to the hype, but it is still — at least as of right now — big by Syfy standards. But is it big enough to warrant additional investment from Syfy?

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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